Best Western Ashling Hotel

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Best Western Ashling Hotel

, Dublin
3 star

Rooms: 147

Parkgate Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland | 01-6772324
670 Traveller

Reviews - Best Western Ashling Hotel

Excellent hotel and very friendly staff
Submitted by: June in 19/07/07
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Adventurer
My friends and I have just come back from Dublin and we stayed in the Ashling for four nights, I can only say that this was one of the cleanest hotels we have ever stayed in at the staff couldn't do enough to make our stay any more enjoyable!!!! The food was first class and even for fussy eaters they wouldn't be stuck, we would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Dublin so thanks for making our stay great x

Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Ashling Hotel

There should be better ones....

from JefnMi
The Ashling Hotel seemed like it was at the edge of the city! It was a good 15 to 20 minute walk from downtown Dublin and visitor centers (like the City Tour) The hotel still looked old which was strange because there was a stench of paint in our room the entire time. The staff was friendly, but we think that you may be able to find a better hotel in a better location for 25 dollars more, which will be worth it.

Never again

from hihosilver
I stayed at the Best Ashling for two nights in May 2005 with my girl-friend and was not exactly satisified.

The Luas (new Dublin tram system) will bring you into city center in a couple of minutes, you can also take a double-decker bus. The airport shuttle leaves at Heuston station, only 2 minutes walk from the hotel. Guiness brewery, the old Jameson distillery and a couple of nice pubs and restaurants are in walking distance.

The hotel is scaby and needs renovation, the bored staff was not friendly at all at all. Our tiny room was a poke, located above the ventilation which ran all night and I cannot really say whether the smell or the noise of it was more annoying. The breakfast is not worth a cent, scrambled eggs where almost white and full of water, the bread was dry, the choice definitely below standard.

Very satisfactory

from geoffT.
Very good size room for a family. Very well postioned to access transport of all types into the city centre. Also only a short walk to Kilmainham Gaol, a MUST see for anyone who visits Dublin. Good pub and food right next door (The Office) and 2 minutes up the road the Victorian pub "Ryans" which again should be experienced.
Would certainly use this hotel again if we wanted to be slightly out of the city centre. Buy a "Rambler" bus ticket it will make travelling around the city easy, and its a good price too.

Good value for money

from Diane055
I have just returned from a 3 night break at the Best Western Ashling Hotel. got a great deal from the internet with one night free including breakfast, which was really nice.
Some of the reviews didn't put me off as a friend stayed there in October last year. The staff were friendly, and I can honestly say the rooms and hotel were clean. Yes it’s a good 20-minute walk to centre of town but buses run regularly and at least you can get good nights sleep.
Who needs Temple Bar, at least you don't get ripped off up at this end of the town and the pubs were brilliant, especially if there is a (lock in). A visit to Nancy Hands pub is well worth a visit, and the staff in the millennium pub were absolutely fantastic. Thanks chaps for a brilliant holiday. If I was visiting Dublin again I wouldn't hesitate to use this hotel again.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed here with my boyfriend for two nights over Valentine's weekend 2005 and in my opinion the impressive lobby area was deceptive. The room was tired and worn, it badly needed redecorating, and the bed was halfway between a single and a double- too small for a comfortable nights' sleep. The bathroom was clean and fairly modern, although the shower was fidly to operate, and the towels were adequately sized. The hotel itself is nicely decorated, if a tad dark, and it is set in a quiet location, a pleasant 25 minutes' walk from the city or five minutes on the tram. Breakfast was delicious, as was our evening meal on the first night, if a bit pricey.

However, this hotel was badly let down by its appalling staff- with the exception of the barman, all of the staff I encountered were decidedly begrudging and unwelcoming. I spoke to the Duty Manager upon checkout about the service, and he at least was very friendly and most forthcoming with an apology, and offered our second night's accomodation free of charge. My complaint didn't seem to do much good however- the receptionist managed to amend my bill, charge my credit card and order a taxi without once looking at me.

As a hotel reception manager, I admit I may be more picky than most, but if any of my staff treated our guests the way I was treated, they wouldn't last very long and in all probablity, neither would I.

whats going on with your reviews

from A TripAdvisor Member
i stayed for valentines with my girlfriend for valentines weekend 2005. the reviews i read on this page before my visit made me have second foughts and seriously doubt going through with this stay as i imagined it to be an irish barn dance with doors and a lift, although i was pleasently surprised upon arrival. we were greeted with a smile and a warming irish accent, the log fire and story that the lobby could tell caught our interest straight away and we were dying to see what else was instore and what the rooms were like, but yet again whats going on with the other reviews. i work in a travel agent and know what ios a good accomodation with good facilities and this is one, the rooms were clean tidfy, fresh and the room servie were pleasebnt always wishing you a good morning and a good night. Our first night at this hotel coyuld have been ruined by the noise from the next room due to shallow walls although i went down to the lobby and the night staff soon put the inconsiderate --- in their place! thias isnt a hotel for the anal or maybe even queen elizabeth but for someone with considerable style and standard this is recomended. don't listen to the rubbish of these rubbish reviews worth the money, but DO NOT go into the restaurent if you are under the age of 21 as its far to expensive head to temple bar on the number 92 bus and go to acapulcos on georges st. a mexican that will nock your socks off.

Good Value

from Velomedic
Far cheaper than staying in city center, but a 25 minute walk to get to downtown Dublin. It is right on the bus route, taxis are plentiful, and its near the Guiness storehouse. Also there are two outstanding pubs with great restaurants overhead within a 5 minute walk. Ryans Pub has a wonderful nouveau cuisine restaurant upstairs, and Nancy Hands Pub has a great chophouse style restaurant. The hotel was average in appearnace, but everything worked fine, and the staff was quite helpful. You may feel far away from the center, but go to one of the two pubs and get a pint, a nice meal, and some friendly Irish cheer with the money you save.

s OK

from A TripAdvisor Member
Got a good deal on the internet so cannot complain about the price. The Ashling is fine for a short break to Dublin. It is a little far out from the centre but it is very close to both the Guiness and Jameson whiskey factory and the Zoo.

Rooms were spacious but needed a lick of paint and furnishings were worn in place.

Service was OK - nothing special but not rude.

Only ate the breakfast so cannot comment on the meals in the evening. The breakfast was OK but could have been better.

I would recommend it for a visit to the City but not if you are looking for luxury.

It was all right

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at the Ashling Dec 04-Jan 05 for 9 days. It's walking distance to the Guinness brewery which is across the street. The room was comfortable but needed a paint job. The morning was quite noisy- the maids where very loud. On many occasions I walked to the Temple bar area and Parnell Street. It was a long walk, 25 minutes or so. The Guinness bar downstairs was a good place for a pint and the food wasn't that bad. Do try Nancy Hands pub 2 minutes up the street. The question is would I stay here again, "yes" I would if no other hotels were available. I think it's too far from the main action of center city Dublin. I had no heart ache with the staff, they were extremely friendly. I did like the secured Parking also. Breakfast was OK, but there are pubs in the Temple bar area that serve breakfast.

Value for Money

from A TripAdvisor Member
We've just returned from 3 nites at the Ashling and were pleasantly surprised by the size and cleanliness of the rooms. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The full Irish breakfast was very good. Despite the construction in the area we were never bothered by noise. It's a good 30 minute walk into Temple Bar but Bus tickets can be purchased at a nearby Landsdowne. After you've tried the tourist fare in Temple Bar don't miss the bars/restaurants a few minutes down the street from the hotel - outstanding!

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Trams. trains, buses etc No shortage of good clean reliable public transport with the option of buying cheaper tickets for longer stays.

Kilmainham Gaol.........................Fantastic visit Visit Kilmainham Gaol. The tour and museum is absolutely superb. Not only is the Gaol well preserved, but the history of the Gaol is a brief insight into Irish history as a whole. The guides are very informative, and certainly know their stuff. As well as this, it is the gaol where the original Italian Job was filmed. Even if you are only in Dublin for the Guinness, it is a must do if you do nothing else but visit the pubs while you are in Dublin.

From the airport to the hotel...easssssy! Just hop on bus 748 directed to Heuston Station. Exit on the heuston station stop en croos the street, go left, cross the bridge and you can see the hotel on your right on the other side of the street.


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  • Address: Parkgate Street - Dublin - 2 - Ireland
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